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Dishin’: Something Fishy at this Club

To 25 for $25, or not to 25 for $25: That is the question. And subject of some debate. We’re always tempted by the big names that are participating, but hesitant due to occasional reports of sub-par service and small portions. (Nishino is notorious for…
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What’s Cookin’: Claudio Corallo Chocolate in Ballard

Is Seattle going chocolate crazy? Theo Chocolate is doing chocolate massages, meditations and barbeques. Joule is dipping chicken liver in dark chocolate. There’s even a store called Chocolopolis. Claudio Corallo Chocolate is the newest contributor to the chocolate frenzy. Actually, they’re not so new, but…
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Dishin’: Belly Full of Bellies at Cafe Ori

Following the advice of one of Seattlest’s faithful readers (and proving we value the comments!), we continued the craze of eating on the Eastside, where we think the best Chinese restaurants are located (our favorite is Szechuan Chef, followed by Yea’s Wok). This time our…
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Dishin’: Roamin’ for Ramen

We’re crazy about ramen. It might go back to Tampopo, the 1985 “Noodle Western” centered around a ramen shop, with its memorable raw egg and saliva swapping scene. While that movie glamorized the noodles for us, we’d never been to a real ramen shop, instead…
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Joule’s Doubly Delicious Chicken Liver Mousse Popsicle

How much do I love Joule? I don’t dare try to count the ways. At some point, I’ll write more about the regular menu, which is divided into interesting categories: Tossed (cold salad/sides), Simmered (soup, including a spicy beef soup I adore), Crisped (hot sides),…
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Sentosa and the Sad State of Seattle Dim Sum

As I write, an email sits in my inbox, inviting me out for dim sum on Sunday. There’s just one problem: I don’t do Seattle dim sum. I confess that I’ve been one of those obnoxious people on Chowhound who replies to endless inquiries like…
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Dishin’: Chai a Little Tenderness

We were warned: “Go to Taste of India, and you’ll get addicted.” Pull up to the restaurant and you’ll notice their sky blue sign, proudly proclaiming “Winner of the Zagat Award.” For food? Décor? Service? No. We think Taste of India must have gotten a…
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Dishin’: bin vivant’s Widow Maker and Halibut Baker

We went for the Widow Maker. We lived to tell about the healthier halibut. But let’s back up a bit. bin vivant (yes, the name and lowercase letters are awkward), the new restaurant in Kirkland’s Woodmark Hotel, recently invited Seattlest to its opening party, where…
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Dishin’: Passing through Chinoise

We don’t like dining in Queen Anne. We love the neighborhood, but for eating, it’s just not gritty enough. Such was our experience at Chinoise Cafe. According to their website, chinoise means Asian-like, and is French for feminine. But we think of the kitchen tool,…
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Dishin’: The $3.00 Box at 12th and Jackson

Cheap. Hot. Fast. When we’re desperate for food, we can count on all that and more at 12th and Jackson, our favorite food corner in Seattle. In addition to some excellent restaurant choices, this area is home to some delicious delis – Vietnamese-style. Our favorite:…
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